Shaw & Johnson Each Win $15,000 in Dynasty

Congrats To ’16 Dynasty Champs

Shaw & Johnson Among 98 Other FFPC Dynasty Winners

Hats go off to all of our players that were able to take down dynasty crowns this past year. Andy Shaw and Scott Johnson were the big winners in each of our $2500 leagues while Jason Steeves claimed four dynasty titles himself. Shout outs to Dan Weiss and Ray Scannell who also each won three FFPC dyno rings in 2016.

Chris Carlson, Wayne Ellis, Chris and Terry Prince, Chris Wood, Brian Madsen, Scott Andresen, Brian Valente, Alex Joice and John Terry were all able to earn back-to-back titles while Tim Noch and HenryMuto achieved the rare threepeat in $500 #3.

The full list of the 2016 dynasty winners can be found at the link here. Congrats again!

DraftExperts & Superflex Are Live

No need to wait–2017 leagues are here! We have a couple of different options and several different price points to pick from. Check out the links below to sign up and draft in February. (Since we are still awaiting the state of New York to approve our contest operator application, residents there are not eligible to play yet. As soon as they are, we will let you know immediately.)

SLOW DRAFTEXPERTS

League Openings Entry Draft Format Rounds
$35 DE Slow Draft #5106 8 of 12 $35 When Full DE 28
$77 DE Slow Draft #5103 10 of 12 $77 When Full DE 28
$250 DE Slow Draft #5102 8 of 12 $250 When Full DE 28

SLOW SUPERFLEX

League Openings Entry Draft Format Rounds
$35 SFX DE Slow Draft #5105 12 of 12 $35 When Full DE 28
$250 SFX DE Slow Draft #5097 11 of 12 $250 When Full DE 28

Rush Your Way To a Title

In order to buy one of the orphan teams linked below, just send Dave Gerczak an email at dave@myffpc.com, and he’ll let you know how you can take care of your deposit and entry fee for 2017. Make your best offer when you email Dave if you don’t want to take the team over at full price. Take a look at all of the FFPC Dynasty teams available now:

2017 $250, $500 & $750 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

2017 $1250 & $2500 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

Satellites continue to fill, everyone–jump in on the fun today!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.MyFFPC.com


2017 FFPC Leagues Are Open!

You Ready For Some Football?

$35, $77 & $250 DEs & Superflex Leagues Open Now

Don’t wait until summer to start drafting your first leagues! We have a couple of different options and several different price points to pick from. Check out the links below to sign up and draft in February! (Since we are still awaiting the state of New York to approve our contest operator application, residents there are not eligible to play yet. As soon as they are, we will let you know immediately.)

SLOW DRAFTEXPERTS

League Openings Entry Draft Format Rounds
$35 DE Slow Online Draft #5095 8 of 12 $35 When Full DE 28
$77 DE Slow Online Draft #5093 11 of 12 $77 When Full DE 28
$250 DE Slow Online Draft #5094 11 of 12 $250 When Full DE 28

SLOW SUPERFLEX

League Openings Entry Draft Format Rounds
$35 SFX DE Slow Online Draft #5096 12 of 12 $35 When Full DE 28
$250 SFX DE Slow Online Draft #5097 12 of 12 $250 When Full DE 28

Catch a Dynasty Squad Today

In order to buy one of the orphan teams linked below, just send Dave Gerczak an email at dave@myffpc.com, and he’ll let you know how you can take care of your deposit and entry fee for 2017. Make your best offer when you email Dave if you don’t want to take the team over at full price. Take a look at all of the FFPC Dynasty teams available now:

2017 $250, $500 & $750 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

2017 $1250 & $2500 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

HSFF Hour Features Chris Puchowicz

With four league championships in the 2016 Footballguys Players Championship as well as two top-five teams in the 2016-17 FFPC World Famous Playoff Challenge, Chris Puchowicz was able to bring in more than $38,000 in winnings last year alone. Plus more analysis of what drafts will look like in the 2017 Fantasy Football Players Championship Main Event and your calls, emails, tweets and more all answered on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c. You can always catch the replay of our show on the Fantasy Sports Radio Network on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. ET. Plus, on-demand  streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunes, YouTubeGoogle PlayStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, Spreaker, or Overcast as well.

Have a great weekend, everyone! Don’t forget to start drafting in a league or two today!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Congratulations To Our 2016 Dynasty Champions!

Hats go off to all of our players that were able to take down dynasty crowns this past year. Andy Shaw and Scott Johnson were the big winners in each of our $2500 leagues while Jason Steeves claimed for dynasty titles himself. Shout outs to Dan Weiss and Ray Scannell who also each won three FFPC dyno rings in 2016.

Chris Carlson, Wayne Ellis, Chris and Terry Prince, Chris Wood, Brian Madsen, Scott Andresen, Brian Valente, Alex Joice and John Terry were all able to earn back-to-back titles while Tim Noch and HenryMuto achieved the rare threepeat in $500 #3.

The full list of the 2016 dynasty winners is below:

$2500 #1 – Never Dirty – AndySha
$2500 #2 – Crunchboy – Wonderlic
$1250 #1 – Cavalier King Charles – NormCru
$1250 #2 – yumyumgumgum – DanielWei
$1250 #3 – BBR – JN3
$1250 #4 – XXX – XXX (Back-To-Back Titles)
$1250 #5 – Over-Hyped Sleeper – DanWil
$1250 #6 – Slap n Tickle – gagrady
$1250 #7 – Las Vegas Rhinos – Markxxx
$1250 #8 – Long Johns – LongJohns
$1250 #9 – Michigan Fanatics – JHel
$1250 #10 – 1Handsomesonofamic – Buddymill
$1250 #11 – Flaco – lrskinny
$1250 #12 – ProSlackers – kmoyerlaw
$1250 #13 – Go For Two – Deadpool2x
$750 #1 – Nimrods – KipLoc
$750 #2 – New Sheriff In Town – ffbstud & JTaylor424
$750 #3 – American Mullet – The Tickler (Back-To-Back Titles)
$750 #4 – Coltsfan – Wayne Ellis (Back-To-Back Titles)
$750 #5 – Mayhem and the Downward Spiral 4 – ehefley
$750 #6 – Gridiron Assassin Squad – DanWilx & LouisPlz
$750 #7 – Mile High Wonders – DanielWei
$750 #8 – 2 Friends No Stranger – ChristopherPri & TerryPri (Back-To-Back Titles)
$750 #9 – Mr. Fantasy – JB Iceman
$750 #10 – Garden of Weeden – ChristopherWoo (Back-To-Back Titles)
$750 #11 – I Like TD’s – MichaelAnd & carly11
$750 #12 – Taco Hunters – NickGle & MichaelBroxxx
$750 #13 – Passing Time – KevinLan
$750 #14 – WISCONSIN WEASELS – JasonStexx
$750 #15 – Ground & Pound – Blitztomania & DannyMue
$750 #16 – Mad Genius of FB 750D16 – MadGeniusOfFB1 & MadGeniusOfFBpops
$750 #17 – Passing Time – KevinLan
$750 #18 – You Lose Monicas – WeDemBoyz & gnikeoj
$750 #19 – Jank – Jhel & FrankAne
$750 #20 – XXX – XXX
$750 #21 – New Mexico Black Bears – JasonStexx
$750 #22 – Who wears short shorts? – JaredLic & jus1776
$750 #23 – HARTFORD YETIS – Jason Stexx
$750 #24 – HGH – DeronLie
$750 #25 – The Kingpins – maverick & nrazette
$750 #26 – S & J Wonder Twins – ScottdeV
$750 #27 – The Chef – The Chef
$500 #1 – The Hallam Hammers – ShaneHal
$500 #2 – Mad Genius Of FB 500D02 – MadGeniusOfFB1 & MadGeniusOfFBpops
$500 #3 – Wyverns – HenryMuto & TimNoc (Three-Peat)
$500 #4 – BearDen – BearDen
$500 #5 – Corono Del Margo – MargoLun
$500 #6 – CANADIAN BEAVERS – JasonStexx
$500 #7 – Highseas Down Under – LucTre
$500 #8 – Whiskeypeddler – WhiskyP
$500 #9 – Dynasty Smurf – Smurf
$500 #10 – vcstaff – vcstaff
$500 #11 – Cy’s Roost -BrianMad & scottandresen (Back-To-Back Titles)
$500 #12 – Average Joe’s – Cobber
$500 #13 – Brooks Bombers – JeremyClo
$500 #14 – Slave To The Grind – Brian V & Alexjoice99 (Back-To-Back Titles)
$500 #15 – Mr.White – maurodan
$500 #16 – Mr.White – maurodan
$500 #17 – Aunt Jemima’s 4th dynasty – Aunt Jemima (Back-To-Back Titles)
$500 #18 – The Honey Badger – acastelao
$500 #19 – BlackHawks – Todd B.
$500 #20 – Theory of Relativity – RussellSte & GoWithWhatYouGot
$500 #21 – Spigz – Samspigz
$500 #22 – SoccerZone- WoffordKicker
$500 #23 – Inglorious Bastards – JerryMey & BradJac
$500 #24 – MeowMeow Kittens – JaredLic
$500 #25 – Lone Wolf – Lone Wolf
$500 #26 – House of Cards – biplabmandal
$500 #27 – CurDog – BrianDye
$500 #28 – MeanMachine – RickFor
$500 #29 – Off the Grid – DanWilx & LouisPlz
$500 #30 – Mile High Wonders – DanielWei
$500 #31 – Team Lazarus – RamblinNGamblin
$500 #32 – Porter Rockwells – Reed_Hemingway & Wile Coyote
$500 #33 – House of Cards – biplabmandal
$250 #1 – Bayou Bengals – Abayoubengal
$250 #2 – paydirt – RolandMan
$250 #3 – Flaco2 – lrskinny
$250 #4 – Grimm Fairy Tailbacks – powerpig
$250 #5 – Flaco3 – lrskinny
$250 #6 – Dollar Bill – Dollabill
$250 #7 – K – ksmj
$250 #8 – Flaco4 – lrskinny
$250 #9 – Emily’s Dragons – dkf68
$250 #10 – Thunder Buddies – Kablam2087 & Cawley87
$250 #11 – fffsticks2 – fffsticks
$250 #12 – Cool Hand Lukes – Reed_Hemingway
$250 #13 – * QUICK-DOGGIES *13 – * QUICK-DOGGIES *
$250 #14 – Ghost 1 – Mad1303
$250 #15 – Cromarties Daycare 5 – bennett0580
$250 #16 – Sex Panther – jberry47
$250 #17 – Agnostifarian – Agnostifarian
$250 #18 – Defending Champs – KennethSim
$250 #19 – Tech Squeezin’ Executioners – Tass13
$250 #20 – Gamecrocks – Gamecrocks
$250 #21 – Old Vet – plycuda70
$250 #22 – * QUICK-DOGGIES *22 – * QUICK-DOGGIES *
$250 #23 – Shady Benjamins – Kilf85
$250 #24 – turbulence – turbulence
$250 #25 – He Hate Me – Sleepyplanet

Congrats everyone, and good luck in the 2017 dynasty season (which has already begun)!


Weinshel Wins $100K in Playoff Challenge; FFPC Featured in Fantasyland

Weinshel Hangs on For $100,000

BSA6 Closes Out Playoff Challenge with Five-Point Victory

Congratulations to Arianna Weinshel and her team BSA6 for winning the 2016/17 FFPC Playoff Challenge and the $100,000. Weinshel became the second woman to win this contest, and in a very similar circumstance. In 2013, Kelly Wilson was a first time player in the FFPC, and–with help of her significant other–built the winning team in the 2012/13 FFPC Playoff Challenge. Weinshel’s winning lineup is posted below:

  • QB – Aaron Rodgers
  • RB – Le’Veon Bell
  • RB – Lamar Miller
  • WR – Doug Baldwin
  • WR – Dez Bryant
  • WR – Julian Edelman
  • WR – Julio Jones
  • TE – Travis Kelce
  • PK – Matt Prater
  • DT – Miami Dolphins

For a breakdown on how that crazy fourth quarter affected the top of the leader board, check out Alex Kaganovsky’s recap hereThe final top-20 standings (barring any stat changes) are listed below, along with the prizes each team was awarded:

  1. BSA6    Aweinshel    440.15 – $100,000
  2. steveo2    stevenmic    436.65 – $30,000
  3. LCN    Buzztwins32    435.15 – $16,250
  4. Puch7    Lattimer    435.15 – $16,250
  5. Puch2    Lattimer    433.15 – $10,000
  6. Enslaved Herman 2    RobertLevx    432.75 – $9,000
  7. meahan 32    DavidHub    432.45 – $8,000
  8. GoPokes2    BDostate8    430.75 – $8,000
  9. Serenity Now AK    RickRam    429.75 – $7,000
  10. Pork the Bum    The Tickler    428.15 – $6,500
  11. mrkrab4    JosephGal    428.15 – $6,500
  12. Russian 5    starvip    426.25 – $6,000
  13. BadMoonRising    BadMoonRising    424.35 – $5,000
  14. Loonie Toonies    Shaun Z    424.05 – $5,000
  15. droddimus maximus    TODDWAL    423.85 – $4,000
  16. azz2    Azzurri    422.75 – $4,000
  17. Battle Born IV    Battle Born    422.35 – $3,000
  18. House of Orange IV    HouseofOrange    421.15 – $3,000
  19. We Wilfork You 2    GiuseppeLia    420.45 – $3,000
  20. Rise Up 3    KennethSim    420.2 – $3,000
As per the rules, we do have to wait until Friday for all Super Bowl stats to go final, at which point all prizes will be deposited into the winning account and be available for withdrawal. Once again, congrats to the winning teams and thank you all for playing the 2016/17 FFPC Playoff Challenge!! :)

Fantasyland Releases FFPC Episode

This past Friday, you heard Fantasyland podcast host Peter Overzet and producer Pat Kerrane join the HSFF Hour to preview the their next Fantasyland episode that covered the 2016 FFPC Live Events in Las Vegas. Now you can listen to that High Stakes episode of Fantasyland featuring interviews with FFPC players Ira Berman, Marc Davidson, Sandro Dussek, Matt Jarrett, Blake Pyle, Mark Ray, Remy Rhodes, Austin Roberts, Lance Turbes and more!

The episode can be found in Soundcloud version here. You can also get it on iTunes as well as in the Podcasts app on your iPhone.

Switching To Dynasty Mode

The Super Bowl is behind us, and you should be on to our next leagues as well when you play dynasty with the FFPC now–the Home of High Stakes Dynasty Fantasy Football!

In order to buy one of the orphan teams linked below, just send Dave Gerczak an email at dave@myffpc.com, and he’ll let you know how you can take care of your deposit and entry fee for 2017. Make your best offer when you email Dave if you don’t want to take the team over at full price. Take a look at all of the FFPC Dynasty teams available now:

2017 $250, $500 & $750 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

2017 $1250 & $2500 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

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3rd Place FPC Team on Friday’s Show

After two years of taking their lumps, Fred Beyer and Tom Winkler came oh-so-close to winning the 2016 Footballguys Players Championship, settling for being the second runners-up instead. In this episode, they share why they rolled the dice on a first round pick that was out until Week 4, how grabbing two tight ends early worked out for them and much more. We discuss some potential values and busts in the 2017 Fantasy Football Players Championship Main Event and answer your calls, emails, tweets and more all on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c. You can always catch the replay of our show on the Fantasy Sports Radio Network on Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. ET. Plus, on-demand  streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunes, YouTubeGoogle PlayStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, Spreaker, or Overcast as well.

I hope you enjoyed the Super Bowl, players! Time to get your dynasty ducks in a row and buckle up for a wild 2017!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Add a New Member To Your Fantasy Family Today

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Adopt Your Dynasty Orphan Now

Give These Squads Looking For an Owner a Good Home

Plenty of cute, adorable dynasty teams are still in need of adoption. Make the world a better place when you play dynasty with the FFPC now–the Home of High Stakes Dynasty Fantasy Football!

In order to buy one, just send Dave an email at dave@myffpc.com, and he’ll let you know how you can take care of your deposit and entry fee for 2017. Make your best offer when you email Dave if you don’t want to take the team over at full price. Take a look at all of the FFPC Dynasty teams available now:

2017 $250, $500 & $750 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

2017 $1250 & $2500 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

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Fantasyland Invades HSFF Hour

Fresh off their first ever Fantasy Football Players Championship Main Event in 2016, Fantasyland podcasthost Peter Overzet and producer Pat Kerrane join the show to preview the their next Fantasyland episode that covered the 2016 FFPC Live Events in Las Vegas. Plus hosts Eric Balkman and Dave Gerczak take a look at the 2017 Inaugural KFFSC Dynasty Start-Up Draft that held its first 16 rounds on February 2nd.

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c. You can always catch the replay of our show on the Fantasy Sports Radio Network on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. ET. Plus, on-demand  streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunes, YouTubeGoogle PlayStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, Spreaker, or Overcast as well.

Have a great Super Bowl Sunday players, and good luck in the Playoff Challenge as we will crown a new six-figure winner this weekend. I’ll see you in the chat room tonight!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Weinshel Holds Challenge Lead Heading into Super Bowl

Weinshel Goes to #1 in Challenge

BSA6 a Super Bowl Away From $100,000 Grand Prize

Next weekend will mark the completion of the 2016-17 World Famous Playoff Challenge, and Arianna Weinshel is hoping to still see her name at the top of the leader board when it’s all said and done. Despite Le’Veon Bell’s early exit, Weinshel was able to move ahead of JA Encinas’ Sample’s Examples, thanks to Julio Jones’ 29 and Aaron Rodgers’ 29.95. Julian Edelman also added 25.8 towards Weinshel’s 96.75 Week 3 score for her BSA6 team.

Tied for second are Chris Puchowicz’s Puch and Michael Bizzario’s LCN, which both remain five points behind Weinshel. Robert Leven’s Enslaved Herman shot up to fourth from eighth, and Chris Carlson’s Pork the Bum came from outside the top-20 last week to settle into fifth.

The Super Bowl will feature double points, so no lead is safe! This is truer than ever this season with the highest opening game total in Super Bowl history being announced following the AFC Championship game. There will undoubtedly be a lot of shiftng across the top of the leader board next Sunday.

As we head into Super Bowl LI, here are the top 20 teams in the Playoff Challenge:

  1. BSA6    Aweinshel    386.95
  2. Puch7    Lattimer    381.95
  3. LCN    Buzztwins32    381.95
  4. Enslaved Herman 2    RobertLevx    379.55
  5. Pork the Bum    The Tickler    374.95
  6. Russian 5    starvip    373.05
  7. Sample’s Examples    TeamGrey    372.55
  8. Grandma Katie    KevinRos    366.55
  9. Wilson Ave    gbpacor    366.55
  10. Cpm2    NavyCityMetals81    366.05
  11. Puch2    Lattimer    365.15
  12. Miss You Mom III    StephenRan    364.75
  13. Puch9    Lattimer    364.35
  14. GoPokes2    BDostate8    362.75
  15. Cocktails and Dreams XI    Chad Schroeder    362.65
  16. Yard1    ScottKei    362.65
  17. Zwickel 4    DavidZwi    361.65
  18. rogee295    BrianGla    361.65
  19. Yard3    ScottKei    361.65
  20. RAINEYATORS    ToddKar    361.55

$20K Varsity Champ Brown Joins Us

Dave Gerczak rejoins me in the studio this week, and we’ll be talking to 2016 Varisty #2 winner Brody Brown about how he won his title and what he’s doing with the $20,000 prize that came with it. He also tells us whether he thinks Theo Riddick will be overvalued by high stakes players next year, how Sammy Watkins’ latest foot surgery should affect his 2017 draft stock and much more.

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Brown episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live, but you can always catch the replay of our show on the Fantasy Sports Radio Network on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. ET. Plus, on-demand  streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunes, YouTubeGoogle PlayStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, Spreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

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Gear Up For Your Dynasty in 2017

Feel like DeAndre Hopkins is in for a bounce-back? Or do you think now is the time to flip him for other assets? You can do either when you play dynasty with the FFPC now–the Home of High Stakes Dynasty Fantasy Football!

This is just a quick reminder that if you want to to play high stakes dynasty fantasy football, picking up one of these teams is your best bet to get involved. We don’t open new start-up dynasty leagues at the FFPC until all existing teams have been claimed, so jump in the action today.

A big misconception about these dynasty teams is that they are being sold because they are not competitive, which really is not the case most of the time. As we all know, sometimes life gets in the way of fantasy football, and sometimes the best choice is to sell your team rather than miss out on the fun of fully managing it.

Check out all the teams on the FFPC Message Boards at the threads below. You can see their entire rosters as well as what draft picks each team holds in 2017. In order to buy one, just send Dave an email at dave@myffpc.com, and he’ll let you know how you can take care of your deposit and entry fee for 2017.

The prices for each squad are listed next to the roster on the message board, but you can also make your best offer when you email Dave if you don’t want to take the team over at full price. Take a look at all of the FFPC Dynasty teams available now:

2017 $250, $500 & $750 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

2017 $1250 & $2500 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

Enjoy the Pro Bowl this weekend, players! (Or not. 🙂 ) I’ll see you in the chat room Friday night!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Encinas Takes Lead in Playoff Challenge; Special HSFF Hour Tomorrow

Encinas Surges To Challenge Top

Sample’s Examples Up By 7.5 With 2 Weekends To Go

With only three games remaining in the 2016-17 World Famous Playoff Challenge, JA Encinas has a significant 297.7-290.2 lead over the second place BSA6 owned by Arianna Weinshel. Dez Bryant’s big-time 34.6-point performance led the way for Encinas, but Aaron Rodgers (26.4), Julian Edelman (22.9), Devonta Freeman (22.5) all played big roles as well in Sample’s Examples’ 171.1 Week 2 score.

Heading into the conference championship games, Chris Puchowicz finds himself in sole possession of third place, only 1.2 points behind Weinshel. Coming in at fourth is Brian Denneny’s GoPokes2 with Puchowicz and Michael Bizzario in a tie for fifth. Congrats to Puchowicz who has three teams in the top 20 right now, and look out for last year’s Playoff Challenge winner Harshal Sheth who is looming in 17th place overall.

Here is a look at the top 20 teams at this point in the competition:

  1. Sample’s Examples    TeamGrey    297.7
  2. BSA6    Aweinshel    290.2
  3. Puch2    Lattimer    289
  4. GoPokes2    BDostate8    286.6
  5. LCN    Buzztwins32    285.2
  6. Puch7    Lattimer    285.2
  7. mrkrab4    JosephGal    284
  8. Enslaved Herman 2    RobertLevx    282.8
  9. Battle Born IV    Battle Born    278.2
  10. GX3    Alex Blake    276.9
  11. Russian 5    starvip    276.3
  12. Gom’s Gums    Gommer    276
  13. Last Call    Charles29501    275.3
  14. The Damage Done    RobertTre    275.2
  15. Truth23    LY LE    272.1
  16. NC1    Bsmrchrs    272.1
  17. Run it Back, One Time!    Harshal53    271.1
  18. Puch5    Lattimer    270.7
  19. Arrow 3    WilliamVan    270.3
  20. AAA    discrete713    269.6
  21. Cpm2    NavyCityMetals81    269.3

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OTG Champs on THURSDAY Show

With Dave Gerczak off this week, 2016 FFPC Off-The-Grid champs John Modaff and Tom Zoretic co-host The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour with me on a special THURSDAY night show at 10/9c. We’ll talk about what it was like bidding with real cash on their draft slots in this format as well as how their strategy changed with the weekly skins awarded. Plus we’ll take a look at the top tier of running backs in 2017 and some rookies and free agents to pay attention to as well.

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Modaff/Zoretic episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live, but you can always catch the replay of our show on the Fantasy Sports Radio Network on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. ET. Plus, on-demand  streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunes, YouTubeGoogle PlayStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, Spreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Take Hold of Your Dynasty

Don’t let your participation in the game end with the Super Bowl, players! Enjoy fantasy football year round when you play dynasty with the FFPC now–the Home of High Stakes Dynasty Fantasy Football!

This is just a quick reminder that if you want to to play high stakes dynasty fantasy football, picking up one of these teams is your best bet to get involved. We don’t open new start-up dynasty leagues at the FFPC until all existing teams have been claimed, so jump in the action today.

A big misconception about these dynasty teams is that they are being sold because they are not competitive, which really is not the case most of the time. As we all know, sometimes life gets in the way of fantasy football, and sometimes the best choice is to sell your team rather than miss out on the fun of fully managing it.

Check out all the teams on the FFPC Message Boards at the threads below. You can see their entire rosters as well as what draft picks each team holds in 2017. In order to buy one, just send Dave an email at dave@myffpc.com, and he’ll let you know how you can take care of your deposit and entry fee for 2017.

The prices for each squad are listed next to the roster on the message board, but you can also make your best offer when you email Dave if you don’t want to take the team over at full price. Take a look at all of the FFPC Dynasty teams available now:

2017 $250, $500 & $750 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

2017 $1250 & $2500 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

The World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge will end in soon, players! Enjoy the Conference Championships, and I’ll see you in the chat room tomorrow night!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


FFPC Donates $50,000 To SBFSTA; Ranaghan Leads Playoff Challenge

All Challenge Proceeds Donated

FFPC Send $50K To SBFSTA For Fair Fantasy Laws Fight

Before we get into the news around the fantasy aspects of the FFPC this week, I wanted to lead off with this message from FFPC co-founder Alex Kaganovsky:

“As promised, the FFPC is donating proceeds from the 2016/17 FFPC Playoff Challenge to the Small Businesses of Fantasy Sports Trade Association (SBFSTA) to continue fighting for fair and reasonable fantasy sports legislation across the country.

While $50,000 may seem like a significant amount, and it is, it is nowhere near what is needed to cover the SBFSTA costs in 2017 and beyond. We strongly encourage YOU, the FFPC player to get involved with your state representatives any way you can. You can always contact the SBFSTA for more info on what you can do. Please email dave@SBFSTA.org

If you play pay-to-play fantasy football or other fantasy sports anywhere else besides FFPC, you should
demand that those websites and companies financially support the SBFSTA efforts to their fullest. Some are, but many in the industry are not. Lip service doesn’t help pass fair and reasonable laws–lobbying does. And that costs money–a lot of money–in many cases. We need everyone in the fantasy sports industry to reach into their pockets and give all they can. If you are giving them your money, they should be giving the SBFSTA money. That’s the bottom line. Thank you!”

FPC Champ Mike Kuzma on HSFF Hour

In a true Cinderella story, Mike Kuzma came out of oblivion to tally a tremendous 236 Week 16 final score that paid out $250,000 as he won the 2016 Footballguys Players Championship. He tells us what it was like watching those final games, how he did it without any stud tight ends, why running backs were so important to him early and much more.

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Kuzma episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live, but you can always catch the replay of our show on the Fantasy Sports Radio Network on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. ET. Plus, on-demand  streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunes, Google PlayStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, Spreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

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Ranaghan Leads After Week 1

After a Wild Card weekend that has us all looking forward to the Divisional Round more than ever, Stephen Ranaghan’s Miss You Mom sits atop the other 2,749 teams in the 2016-17 World Famous Playoff Challenge. Ranaghan tallied a 135.2 thanks to Aaron Rodgers’ 34.1 and Le’Veon Bell’s 31.4. Helping his cause was also Doug Baldwin (28) and Jarvis Landry (21.2).

Since Ranaghan lost three players this week instead of two, it remains to be seen if he can hold his lead over the teams in a three-way tie for second. Jc Gifford’s BBWC, John Fedak’s Russian and Brandon McClain’s ThundaBird Im Feeln Kinda Hot!!! are just 1.1 points off the pace. Sitting all alone in fifth with 133.3 is Last Call owned by Charles Ellison. You can take a look at the top 20 teams below:

  1. Miss You Mom III    StephenRan    135.2
  2. Russian 5    starvip    134.1
  3. BBWC    JohnJr    134.1
  4. ThundaBird Im Feeln Kinda Hot!!!    BrandonMcCx    134.1
  5. Last Call    Charles29501    133.3
  6. Dak to the Future 7    GiuseppeLia    132.6
  7. x14    JN3    132.4
  8. Fantasy Mainiacs J12    JohnGif    129.25
  9. lucky name    Shimizu    128.4
  10. Sample’s Examples    TeamGrey    126.6
  11. CLeAN MoNeY    Jizzle    126.6
  12. Tate    DANWAL    126.1
  13. NFL Style    JohnnyWalt6    125.7
  14. The Damage Done    RobertTre    125.7
  15. Stumpjumpers2    shannonosh    125
  16. Straight Outta Whatcom 2    MatthewJon    125
  17. RB 8    TomYat    124.9
  18. CutlerMyForteSkin2    Tonyjames12    124.5
  19. Rocky    ubhmfpl    124.1
  20. I love my kids!    bobBio    124
  21. Long Johns    LongJohns    124

Challenge Ownership Stats Posted

The 2016-17 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge is in full swing, and many of you have asked us to see how the entries stacked up in regards to the percentages of each player owned. We are happy to bring that to you.

Just click on the link here to go right to our player forums and see how many people owned each player. Good luck, players–only seven games to go!

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A Dynasty For the Players

24 NFL teams have turned the page to 2017 (and four more will soon follow). Join them now when you enjoy fantasy football year round when you play dynasty with the FFPC now–the Home of High Stakes Dynasty Fantasy Football!

This is just a quick reminder that if you want to to play high stakes dynasty fantasy football, picking up one of these teams is your best bet to get involved. We don’t open new start-up dynasty leagues at the FFPC until all existing teams have been claimed, so jump in the action today.

A big misconception about these dynasty teams is that they are being sold because they are not competitive, which really is not the case most of the time. As we all know, sometimes life gets in the way of fantasy football, and sometimes the best choice is to sell your team rather than miss out on the fun of fully managing it.

Check out all the teams on the FFPC Message Boards at the threads below. You can see their entire rosters as well as what draft picks each team holds in 2017. In order to buy one, just send Dave an email at dave@myffpc.com, and he’ll let you know how you can take care of your deposit and entry fee for 2017.

The prices for each squad are listed next to the roster on the message board, but you can also make your best offer when you email Dave if you don’t want to take the team over at full price. Take a look at all of the FFPC Dynasty teams available now:

2017 $250, $500 & $750 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

2017 $1250 & $2500 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

Best of luck to each of you in the World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge, players! Enjoy the Divisional Round, and I’ll see you in the chat room tomorrow night!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Range and Brown are Varsity #1 & #2 Champs; 20-Team Playoff Leagues Launched

Range & Brown Win Varsity

Each Cashes $20K for Winning Varsity #1 & #2 Leagues

In 2016, we offered two separate Varsity leagues that featured $3,000 entries in total points formats. And after the dust settled in Week 16, it was Todd Range and Loren Brown’s squads that each took home the two $20,000 first place prizes.

In Varsity #1, Range’s Left or Right? I forgot tallyied 2,398 points on the year, which edged second place PSU Tailgaters (who finished in second for the second straight year) owned by Todd Oessenick and William Serfass by 34 points. The Tailgaters brought home $8,500 for second with ORMOND ROSE’s MONEY INCORPORATED cashing $4,000 for third.

Over in Varsity #2, it was Loren Brown’s Das Coffee putting up a 203.4 in Week 16 behind Travis Kelce’s 38.5 en route to a 35-point victory over William Serfass and Michael Swantak’s bodgit. Brown cashed $20,000 while Serfass won $8,500 for finishing second in this league as well. The $4,000 third place award went to Brad and Tim Kruse’s Fantasy Assassins squad.

Congrats to all six teams that cashed, and we look forward to seeing how these leagues play out again in 2017!

Play FFPC Mini-Challenges Now

All 2,750 teams have been spoken for, and the FFPC Playoff Challenge is full, but there is still more action for you if you want to play! Check out our 2016-17 FFPC Playoff Leagues.

We’ve launched these stand-alone 20-team leagues for anyone still looking for a last minute game to jump into. Essentially everything is the same to the larger Playoff Challenge except for the size and prizes in these smaller leagues. Full Playoff League details can be found here:

  • Entry fee: $200 per team
  • Each league is capped at 20 teams
  • 1st Place: $2,000; 2nd Place: $1,000; 3rd Place: $400
  • Contest runs from start of the NFL playoffs thru the Super Bowl
  • Each team consists of 10 players in an FFPC starting roster format
  • Each team chooses from 12 playoff teams but only 1 per team
  • All rosters will be locked today at 4:35pm ET
  • No roster adjustments will be allowed even for games starting later
These are fantastic add-on leagues for more fun whether you already have entries in the larger Playoff Challenge or not. Enter as many times as you like and you will be placed in a new league each time. You only have a few hours left – register now!

Looking For a New Challenge?

The Playoff Challenge leagues may close today, but that just means we’re one day closer to our next wave of competition. Enjoy fantasy football year round when you play dynasty with the FFPC now–the Home of High Stakes Dynasty Fantasy Football!

This is just a quick reminder that if you want to to play high stakes dynasty fantasy football, picking up one of these teams is your best bet to get involved. We don’t open new start-up dynasty leagues at the FFPC until all existing teams have been claimed, so jump in the action today.

A big misconception about these dynasty teams is that they are being sold because they are not competitive, which really is not the case most of the time. As we all know, sometimes life gets in the way of fantasy football, and sometimes the best choice is to sell your team rather than miss out on the fun of fully managing it.

Check out all the teams on the FFPC Message Boards at the threads below. You can see their entire rosters as well as what draft picks each team holds in 2017. In order to buy one, just send Dave an email at dave@myffpc.com, and he’ll let you know how you can take care of your deposit and entry fee for 2017.

The prices for each squad are listed next to the roster on the message board, but you can also make your best offer when you email Dave if you don’t want to take the team over at full price. Take a look at all of the FFPC Dynasty teams available now:

2017 $250, $500 & $750 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

2017 $1250 & $2500 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

Check Your Playoff Challenge Roster

As a reminder to everyone playing in any of our Playoff Challenge formats, make sure you get your rosters set before kickoff!
Reminder:

10 player rosters:

1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 TE, 2 Flex (RB, WR or TE), 1 TE, 1 K and 1 D.

No NFL team can have two players (including defense) from the same team. Tom Brady and New England D would not be permitted.
Good luck in the World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge, players! And I hope everyone enjoys Wild Card Weekend!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Hacker Wins Terminator; Lituchy Takes Super Bracket; Challenge Closes Tomorrow!

Hacker is $10K Terminator Champ

Champ Outlasts 2nd Place Kovarik For Five-Figure Payday

It was a pair of running backs in Week 16 that helped Ron Hacker’s squad to a 2016 Terminator title and a $10,000 grand prize. David Johnson (35.6) and Le’Veon Bell (28.7) did the heavy lifting as Hacker outlasted Vern Kovarik’s Celtics 650.07-626.07 in the final week of the contest’s Championship Round.

Kovarik is no stranger to the $3,500 second place prize in the terminator, as this was the third consecutive year he finished as the runner-up. Matt Bailey’s Iron Spike of Death took third place with its $2,000 purse while Jason Katt’s Village Idiots came up a half point behind him for $1,250 and fourth place.

Rounding out the top five was James Siple’s love ’til it Ertz, which cashed $750. Check out the top five finishers and their scores and prizes below:

  1. Excelsior II    RonHacker    650.07 $10,000
  2. Celtics    VernKov    626.07 $3,000
  3. Iron Spike of Death    MattBai    625.68 $2,000
  4. Village Idiots    jkatt    625.18 $1,250
  5. Love ’til it Ertz    sipemokid    624.5 $750

Playoff Challenge Closes in 24 Hours

With fewer than 300 spots left, the 2016-17 World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge might sell out today! Remember that any winnings you earned during the regular season that are in your player accounts right now can be used toward your Playoff Challenge teams.
The FFPC will be donating 100% of this year’s Playoff Challenge proceeds to SBFSTA.org to continue fighting for fair and reasonable fantasy sports legislation across the country.

Our hobby is under attack. States like Virginia, Tennessee, Missouri and Indiana have made it impossible for small fantasy operators like FFPC and others to function under the newly passed laws. We must fix these bad laws and make sure other states understand the needs of small businesses in this industry and the differences between DFS and SEASON-LONG. The SBFSTA has been and will continue fighting on all of our behalf to make sure our hobby isn’t taken away from us. Thank you for your support of the Playoff Challenge and the SBFSTA!

If you remember, last year’s Playoff Challenge sold out early, and sign ups have been coming in faster than last season. I urge you to sign up sooner rather than later to take your shot at $100,000!

The main details for the Challenge are listed below:

  • Entry fee: $200 per team
  • Contest capped at a maximum of 2,750 entries
  • $100,000 Grand Prize
  • More than $480,000 in guaranteed prizes paying down to 400th place
  • Contest runs from start of the NFL playoffs thru the Super Bowl
  • Each team consists of 10 players in an FFPC starting roster format
  • Each team chooses from 12 playoff teams but only 1 per team
  • All rosters will be locked on Saturday, January 7th at 4:35pm ET
  • No roster adjustments will be allowed even for games starting later
  • For more details, see the full rules and payout structure at the contest page linked right here.
Help support the small businesses of fantasy sports while taking your shot at a $100,000 grand prize today before the contest is filled up: You only have hours left to jump into the fun!
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Join a High Stakes Dyno League

Test your general managerial skills and spend the next few months building a juggernaut. Enjoy fantasy football year round when you play dynasty with the FFPC now–the Home of High Stakes Dynasty Fantasy Football!

This is just a quick reminder that if you want to to play high stakes dynasty fantasy football, picking up one of these teams is your best bet to get involved. We don’t open new start-up dynasty leagues at the FFPC until all existing teams have been claimed, so jump in the action today.

A big misconception about these dynasty teams is that they are being sold because they are not competitive, which really is not the case most of the time. As we all know, sometimes life gets in the way of fantasy football, and sometimes the best choice is to sell your team rather than miss out on the fun of fully managing it.

Check out all the teams on the FFPC Message Boards at the threads below. You can see their entire rosters as well as what draft picks each team holds in 2017. In order to buy one, just send Dave an email at dave@myffpc.com, and he’ll let you know how you can take care of your deposit and entry fee for 2017.

The prices for each squad are listed next to the roster on the message board, but you can also make your best offer when you email Dave if you don’t want to take the team over at full price. Take a look at all of the FFPC Dynasty teams available now:

2017 $250, $500 & $750 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

2017 $1250 & $2500 Dynasty League Teams For Sale

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Image #: 26342356 Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck (12) dives over the goal line after recovering a teammate’s fumble, for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs during an AFC Wild Card Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. The Colts beat the Chiefs, 45-44. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT) Kansas City Star/ MCT /LANDOV

2016 Super Bracket Goes to Lituchy

Michael Lituchy had perhaps the most efficient season of any FFPC player this season. He played one league: The 2016 FFPC Super Bracket. And fast forward to a massive run in the final few weeks, he is the competition’s $10,000 champion. Thanks to Bell, Andrew Luck (29.6) and Ezekiel Elliott (22.2), his Down Slouth Slangin’ nipped the second place finisher Rob Singler’s MaxxTorque 156.2-147.5 in the championship. Singler took home $2,500 for his efforts.

The title game in the Super Bracket’s Championship Round featured Lituchy’s 25th seed squad versus Singler’s 23rd seeded team in this 32-team tournament. To say it was a meeting of Cinderellas would be quite the understatement as both squads turned it on at the right time. Anything can happen in the Super Bracket, and it didn’t let us down from an entertainment standpoint this season once again. Thanks, to all 96 players that participated!

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If you haven’t check out this week’s High-Stakes Low Down on RotoViz.com, you’ll be able to listen now for the first time to hear how Jared Grugett (above, left) took a 1-7 Main Event team and managed it all the way to 12th place overall for an $11,500 prize.

The High-Stakes Low Down normally airs Thursday mornings, and this week’s Grugett (and season finale) episode can be heard here. Season Two of The High-Stakes Low Down will kick off in a few weeks during Super Bowl week. Plus, on-demand  streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunesStitcher Radio or SoundCloud on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Then tonight we’ve got 2016 $250,000 Main Event champs David Hubbard (above, right) and Nelson Sousa joining Dave Gerczak and me on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour talking about sweating out Week 16, some early sleepers for next year and much more.

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Hubbard/Sousa episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live, but you can always catch the replay of our show on the Fantasy Sports Radio Network on Saturdays at 3:00 p.m. ET. Plus, on-demand  streaming is available for listening anytime via iTunes, Google PlayStitcher RadioTuneIn Radio, Spreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Both Varsity leagues will be recapped in a special Saturday morning email tomorrow. Remember, today might be your last day to play in the World Famous FFPC Playoff Challenge. Don’t get left out, and join now!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com